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Reinforcing Capacity Building for Defending Biodiversity in the Palestinian Territories

Objective

The objective of DEBPAL is to reinforce the cooperation capacities of Al-Quds University, to improve its researches activities in defence and recovery of Biodiversity (including Agro-Biodiversity), in the interlinked fields of conservation and restoration as requested by the international Convention on Biological Diversity, a major commitment in the European Union main politics.
The Palestinian Territories are an emblematic case of massive Biodiversity loss, determining a series of severe consequences on the nature’s state and on human life and economy. From this point of view it is important to remember that the Convention on Biological Diversity considerate the Agro-Biodiversity an essential part of the Biodiversity inextricable whole, to protected by the States Parties. Therefore, the competences, techniques and technologies that will be developed in AQU are focused at integrating Biodiversity, cultural and social perspectives into a coherent sustainable landscape management.
This approach is strategic for the Palestinian Territories but also, in a larger dimension, for the whole of the Mediterranean Region, where the erosion of Biodiversity is a worsening and expanding problem due to the human impact on the environment and the absence of consistent global politics to combat and control it.
The Capacity building of AL-Quds University in this strategic field will be increased by :
Networking and joint research activities in Biodiversity conservation and restoration and related socio-economic aspects, with a well experienced Italian University.
Training in nursery activities with a Italian SME already involved in several EU research project in this field.
Training in EU projects approach, selection, preparation and submission, with a Belgian not for profit research association.
Development of an Al Quds University’s research/policy strategy, able to support the Government in its related planning activities, according to the EU Policy and objectives.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/biodiversity conservation

Call for proposal

FP7-INCO-2011-6
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Funding Scheme

CSA-SA - Support actions

Coordinator

AL-QUDS UNIVERSITY
Address
Hind Husseini Building, Herod's Gate, Jerusalem
91904 East Jerusalem
Palestine
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 250 137
Administrative Contact
Mutaz Al-Qutob (Dr.)

Participants (3)

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DELLA TUSCIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 119 095
Address
Via S Maria In Gradi 4
01100 Viterbo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Bartolomeo Schirone (Prof.)
VELTHA IVZW
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 89 880
Address
Hofkensstraat 3
3080 Tervuren
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Silvia Giannisi (Mrs.)
VIVAI TORSANLORENZO SOCIETA AGRICOLA SEMPLICE DI MARGHERITI MARIO EC
Italy
EU contribution
€ 40 125
Address
Via Campo Di Carne 51
00040 Tor San Lorenzo Ardea Rm
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Elisabetta Margheriti (Ms.)